TOKYO – Japan’s prime-minister-to-be announced his top lieutenants on Tuesday and promised his conservative party will pursue fresh policies to tackle the nation’s chronic economic woes and bolster its sagging influence on the global stage.

Shinzo Abe will be formally installed Wednesday for his second turn at the nation’s helm. He was also prime minister in 2006-2007.

Abe vowed to take bold measures to bring Japan out of its doldrums and win back public trust in the government, which has taken a beating over what many voters see as politicians’ failure to shore up the economy, deal with a swelling national debt and come up with a recovery plan after last year’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crises.